(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
A big country house with a little price tag
The Russ Hill began life as a country manor and still retains a charming, rustic feel. Although this large, friendly lodge is just 10 minutes' drive from Gatwick's terminals, it enjoys picturesque rural views of nearby Surrey something of a rarity at an airport hotel.
Cosy, comfortable and close to south terminal
The Russ Hill offers well-soundproofed and comfortable rooms, a cosy bar and an informal dining room which serves breakfast and buffet-style dinners. The Russ Hill's theme is traditional British from the wood-panelled walls and high-backed armchairs to the roasted dinners and local pub feel of the bar; it's a refreshing contrast to the familiar chain hotels that dominate the area. All rooms are en-suite and have a television, and free wifi is available in the hotel's public areas. A bus runs hourly to the airport terminals (see Getting There for further details); or it's a quick taxi ride.
Holiday extras 5â˜† Hotel was like going back to thes. Very tired and the room was like a single with a day bed pushed into the cornerðŸ˜� The buffet food was cold, but at least the staff enjoyed it whilst filling there faces as we chose.Mr Hanson (Gatwick Russ Hill)
Room very small no wardrobe no table if I stood arms apart I could touch both walls no lift breakfast coldMr Escott (Gatwick Russ Hill)
The staff were helpful and friendly. The parking was good and the transfer from hotel to the airport were indeed only Â£9. The hotel itself however was not great. The rooms that our party stayed in were ridiculously small, there was hardly enough room to even get our suitcases in. The bathrooms were Ok, toilet, basin and bath with shower. The bar was ok and the staff very nice, luckily the one love Manchester concert was on tv, that coupled with a few coders made our stay bearable. Don't get me wrong for the price we paid I wasn't expecting luxury, I would however pay more next time and stay in a room that is bigger than a small caravan.Mr Donaldson (Gatwick Russ Hill)
Hotel was good, evening meal deal was excellent value and the foor was good. No problem at all with parking and leaving the car there.Mrs Bruce (Gatwick Russ Hill)
Everything went to plan. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Buffet evening meal extremely good value and in the main well cooked. Transfers to and from airport excellent. My only hesitation in recommending the Russ Hill to others is size and accessibility to rooms. They are also a bit shabby.Mrs Valentine (Gatwick Russ Hill)
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Overall rating: 78% by 2761 guests
We recommend the Russ Hill for:
Rural charm - the hotel is set in a green and peaceful location that's still within easy reach of the airport.
Comfort - clean, pleasant rooms with springy beds decorated in light, fresh colours make for a good night's sleep.
Families - there's a choice of family rooms with double and bunk beds, so no matter what your family arrangement is there'll be a perfect room to suit. Kids are well catered for at the hotel's restaurant and are welcome at the bar.
Check-in is from 3pm, and the latest check-out is at noon.
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Arrival at the Russ Hill
You can check in from 15:00. Make sure you book your taxi to the airport with reception in the morning to get a special rate.
Directions to the hotel:
- Leave the M23 at junction 9, following signs for the airport.
- At the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the A23.
- Take the second exit at the next roundabout to stay on the road.
- At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto London Road.
- Take the first exit at one more roundabout onto Povey Cross Road.
- After 3.5 miles, the hotel will be on your left.
You need to check out by 12:00. You’ll have booked a taxi to the airport through the hotel. The driver should know you only need to pay the lower price of £9 each way. The journey to the airport will take 15 minutes.
Getting to and from Gatwick airport
On the day of your stay:
Make your way to the hotel and park in any space in the car park. Check in at the hotel reception leave your keys, just in case your car needs to be moved within the car park.
Your confirmation email will have directions and a postcode for satnavs.
Getting from the hotel to the airport:
Book your taxi with reception when you arrive.
It’s around 15 minutes to both terminals and costs about £9.
Collect your luggage, then catch a taxi back to the hotel.
Pick up your keys from the hotel reception and drive home.
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